Lipedema Garments and Compression Therapy are an treatment option for lipedema to reduce fluid buildup, improve blood flow, and reduce discomfort and swelling in the affected area. It can also be used to treat other conditions such as varicose veins, lymphedema, and deep vein thrombosis.
What Is Lipedema?
Lipedema is a chronic disorder characterized by the abnormal accumulation of fat in the legs and arms, particularly in the hips, thighs, and buttocks. Although frequently misdiagnosed as obesity, but it can be managed with various treatment options such as compression therapy, lipedema garments, liposuction, manual lymphatic drainage and diet and exercise.
Symptoms of Lipedema can include:
- Persistent and symmetrical fat accumulation in the legs and hips
- A disproportionate increase in the size of the legs and hips compared to the rest of the body
- Tenderness or aching in the affected areas
- Bruising easily
- Difficulty losing weight in the affected areas
Lipedema Garments and Compression Therapy
Lipedema Garments, such as compression stockings or leggings, are worn to apply pressure to the legs, which helps to reduce fluid buildup, improve blood flow, and reduce discomfort and swelling in the affected area. Compression therapy can also help to prevent or minimize the progression of Lipedema and improve the appearance of the affected areas.
There are different levels of compression available, with higher levels providing greater pressure. A medical professional, such as a doctor or a certified fitter can help you determine the right level of compression for you. It’s important to use compression garments that are properly fitted to ensure they are comfortable to wear and provide the appropriate level of compression.
How Care-Med Helps
We understand how frustrating and painful Lipedema can be, and we’re here to help. Care-Med is an approved vendor and fitter of compression therapy garments for patients with Lipedema.
Lipedema patients have specific needs and different body types, it’s important to have a professional fitting for accurate measurements and appropriate type/level of compression, as well as the best style and fit for the individual.
Living with Lipedema isn’t easy, but it doesn’t have to control your life. If you’re interested in compression therapy for Lipedema treatment, please reach out to Care-Med.